Saturday, March 11, 2017

The slog continues

As ALJAZEERA noted yesterday, Iraq's Ambassador to the UN, Mohamed Ali Alhakim, has declared that there is no evidence that the Islamic State "used chemical weapons in Mosul."

So no chemical weapons used by the terrorist group the Islamic State.

But chemical weapons were used.

Seems Islamic State has been targeted with white phosphorus in Mosul, . Objects in A'maq video strongly resembling WP felt wedges.

Who could have done that?

And will a certain 'human rights attorney' pretend to care?

Probably not.

Meanwhile, did the following happen?

: has captured an |i army base north of .

If so, it's not good news for The Mosul Slog.

But then there's not any good news for The Mosul Slog.

RUDAW reports:

High numbers of people have fled from western Mosul over the course of the past day, after heavy fighting near Al Remah Square and Al-Shuhadaa Martyrs Park.

In the past 24 hours, 12,458 people have fled from western Mosul, the ministry reported, Iraq’s Ministry of Migration and Displacement stated on Saturday.

Scores of people fled down streets, pushing young children in makeshift carts, and carrying a few personal items. 

Day 145 of The Mosul Slog.  And still it continues.

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